[StBernard] Jer (to live or not to live in St. Bernard)
Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Mar 19 20:06:27 EDT 2008
My sentiments exactly. After living and working in St. Bernard for 30
plus years I feel that it will always be home to me. I still have many
friends and family who reside there. AND I still love it. God Bless. Ben
----- Original Message -----
> There have been several points going back and forth over whether or not
> Jer's posts are worthwhile.
> Since they are going through, you can rest assured that I think they are
> While Jer's emails can be long at times, I personally think it is a good
> thing. We are caught in a world of sound bites, texting, and instant
> messaging where everything has to be said in 120 characters or less (go
> visit http://twitter.com or http://twitter.com/WestleyAnnis to see what
> talking about). Jer has a gift for writing in a truly unique manner that I
> do find refreshing.
> Do I read all of his emails from top to bottom? Nope. And there are a few
> others that fall into that category also. If I'm pressed for time, I'll
> it quickly and let it go through. Jer has been participating long enough
> that I feel I can trust him not to say anything totally inflammatory or
> offensive. Of course, as a double edged sword, I do let some negative
> comments about him go through because I also feel he has proved himself as
> "big boy" who is totally capable of defending himself and doesn't need to
> Just because he doesn't live in da parish doesn't make his comments any
> worthwhile. If living in the parish is a pre-requisite for participating
> this list, not only would the size of this list drop tremendously, but it
> would also have to be disbanded since I, myself, do not live in St.
> nor do I have any plans for returning to St. Bernard in the future. It is
> decision that my wife and I made on August 30, 2005 just by looking at the
> simple reality of the situation we were in, the future plans we had made
> beforehand, and where our support network was located.
> Knowing the decision that was already made, I could have washed my hands
> St. Bernard Parish at that time and not let this list grow into what it
> become. Many people thought I was trying to use the list as a means of
> jumpstarting a political future in St. Bernard, but I guess it took this
> past election cycle to prove them wrong.
> Everyone had to make the best decision for themselves and their family.
> those of us not returning to St. Bernard, it doesn't make us bad folks or
> the enemy, but it does give us a different perspective. As "outsiders" we
> can now look at the progress, or lack thereof, and offer our opinions.
> For those living in St. Bernard, it doesn't mean you have to take our
> opinions and employ them, but we do hope you will at least listen to what
> have to say and let it guide your actions as you rebuild the area we once
> called home.
> This list continues because I, and others like me, who no longer live in
> Bernard, still have an attachment to it. This is not a money maker for me.
> Even with the paid advertisers and donations I receive, it gets nowhere
> close to reimbursing me for the time and effort it takes to keep it going.
> could easily give myself another hour or two a day by simply disbanding
> list. After all, I no longer live in St. Bernard.
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